II. Obtaining your AccessNet
A. Using TUportal
2. Using Blackboard
4. Using MyBackpack
5. Using Diamond Dollars
6. Accessing Library Databases
the Cherry & White
8. Accessing MyHousing
9. Accessing Tools for Employees
Temple's central systems
V. Forgot your AccessNet username or
Changing your TUsecure password
VII. Getting Help
Temple's technology resources include TUportal (TUmail, Blackboard,
OWLnet, MyBackpack, Diamond Dollars, TUlibrary, the Cherry & White Pages update page, and MyHousing), and Temple's central
systems. Details about these resources are
To access Temple's technology
resources, you will use your AccessNet username and TUsecure password.
For information on obtaining an AccessNet account, see the Obtaining an AccessNet Account page.
To learn more about your TUsecure password, see the TUsecure web site.
III. Using Temple's
With your AccessNet username and
TUsecure password, you can gain
entry to TUportal which offers a single sign-on
gateway to some of Temple's most popular online services. These services,
described below, include TUmail, Blackboard, OWLnet, MyBackpack, Diamond Dollars, Self-Service Banner, TUlibrary, Update Cherry & White, and MyHousing.
You can access TUportal at:
Note: It is very important
that you always log out and quit the web browser when you finish using the TUportal
web site. This will prevent others from accessing your personal
information and e-mail.
Once you have an AccessNet username
and TUsecure password, you can use TUmail for sending and receiving your @temple.edu e-mail. Your
e-mail address is your AccessNet firstname.lastname@example.org, such
as email@example.com. For more information about Temple e-mail, see the following pages: Obtaining an E-Mail Account, TU Gmail, or Microsoft Exchange.
You also have the option to customize your e-mail address. For example, if your AccessNet account is tua00000 and your name is John Doe, you can create an e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org, provided this address is not currently in use. To find out how to create aliases and to also update your TUmail From address, go to: http://www.temple.edu/cs/tumail/aliases.html.
In addition to accessing
your Temple e-mail through TUportal, you can also manage your Temple
e-mail through the TUmail web site at:
You can use your AccessNet username and
TUsecure password to access Blackboard, a system that allows you and your
professors to share course materials and participate in online
discussion groups. Information for faculty on using
Blackboard is available on the Instructional Support Center web site.
OWLnet enables you to view your financial aid application status and awards for 2010-2011.The system will be phased out by Fall 2011 and replaced by Self-Service Banner within TUportal.
MyBackpack enables you to
store and manage files and publish web pages. This resource provides an
alternative to storing files on CDs or flash drives. With MyBackpack,
you can also easily share files with Temple students, faculty, and
5. Diamond Dollars
Diamond Dollars provides an
alternative to carrying cash. Simply deposit funds into your Diamond
Dollars account, then use your University ID throughout campus to make
purchases. If you have any questions about this resource, see the Diamond Dollars web site.
Temple's library research databases and certain library resources are restricted to
members of the Temple community. To access these resources from
off-campus, click on the TULibrary tab. Then, when prompted,
reenter your TUsecure password. The Temple University Libraries web
site will then appear. Follow the appropriate links for finding articles
via the databases.
You can also use your AccessNet username
and TUsecure password to update your entry in the Cherry & White Pages,
Temple's online directory. The directory lists contact information, such
as phone numbers, office locations, and e-mail addresses of faculty and
staff. Students also have the option of being listed by logging in
and making their entry public.
Myhousing provides real-time
access to housing applications and booking records. Use MyHousing to
complete and print housing forms and view application status, room
assignment, meal plan bookings, and emergency contact information. Once
your room assignment is displayed, you can click on Telephone and
Internet to apply for telephone service. After your request has been
processed, you can obtain your telephone number and Personal Billing
9. Tools for Employees
TUportal offers employees a single sign-on gateway to multiple administrative applications and systems. By clicking on the Staff Tools tab, employees can access and complete interactive forms online; view current leave balances and pay stubs; change personal work information, such as address and phone number; review benefits information; and more. For authorized users, there is access to Official University Class Lists, Banner, Cognos finance reports, TUmarketplace, Workflow, and more.
Your AccessNet username and
password gives you access to
the Astro Linux system which you can use to work on programming
assignments and host web pages.
To log in to Astro:
1. Access a Secure Shell
(SSH) program and connect to Astro.
2. At the system login prompt,
type your AccessNet username.
3. Next, at the password
prompt, type your TUsecure password.
Temple also has a Linux
system called Euler, used exclusively for research and statistical
processing. If you need a Euler account for your research, please
contact the Help
If you forgot your AccessNet username or TUsecure password, you can look them up on
Management web site.
If you need assistance, please can call the Help
Desk at 215-204-8000. You can also visit the Help Desk in The TECH Center, Room 106, 12th Street and Montgomery Ave.
If you wish, you can change your TUsecure password at any
time by going to the the Accounts Management web site.
For help with computer-related questions,
visit the Help Desk in The TECH Center, Room 106, 12th St. & Montgomery Ave. You may also call
at 215-204-8000, send e-mail to email@example.com, or request help through the tuhelp.temple.edu web site. Hours are listed on the Help Desk web site.
You may also send your questions via e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org and a consultant
will reply to your message within one business day.